|A Compleat Translation of the Whole Case of Mary Catherine CadiÃ¨re, Against the Jesuit Father John Baptist Girard, in a Memorial, Presented to the Parliament of Aix. - author unknown. Publication info - London: Printed for J. Millan, 1732.|
The case between Catherine CadiÃ¨re and her spiritual director, Jean-Baptiste Girard, was a famous and closely-followed scandal of its time. She accused him of seduction, "spiritual incest" (that is, introducing sex into a religious relationship of power), witchcraft, and heresy. The case was so notorious that the Crown intervened, ordering the Parlement of Aix to try the complaint. Of course, the case and trial were titillating...
Keywords: Cadiere; Girard; spiritual incest; Jesuits; Jansenists